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Delhi Assembly session extended by a day for third time

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The special session of the Assembly was extended by a day for the third time today to discuss Lt Governor Anil Baijal's communication to the central seeking withdrawal of powers of House committees.

Speaker Ram Niwas Goel had to extend the session for the second time yesterday after ruling lawmakers created a ruckus in the House demanding a discussion over a website report against chief Amit Shah's son.

The report claimed that the fortunes of a company owned by Shah's son soared after the came to power in 2014.

Today's session saw a detailed discussion on the Metro fare hike. and legislators, however, accused the other of benefiting private cab operators through the fare hike.

The session started late by around half an hour as the quorum was not complete.

Tomorrow, the Speaker will read out Lt Governor Baijal's communication to the Centre seeking to withdraw the powers of department-related standing committees (DRSC) of the House.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 20:42 IST